Southern Belle in Training

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June 6, 2015

Cape Ann Getaway.

Preview of an upcoming outfit post!

Favorite art piece in the Cape Ann museum

Halibut Point State Park

     Last week, my mom and I spent a few days in the Cape Ann area of Massachusetts. This is the coastal area north of Boston that comprises the towns of Gloucester, Essex, Rockport and Manchester-by-the-Sea. We stayed in Gloucester, and a cute little hotel called the Atlantis, which was right on the ocean (the last picture is the ocean as seen from the lawn of the hotel!).

     Even though this coastline is only a couple hours' drive from the part of the coast that we're from in Southern Maine, it still felt very different! Cape Ann is home to high cliffs and lots of colorful harbor scenes. There are also many beautiful beaches in the area.

     My favorite meal of the trip was at a restaurant called Cala's in Manchester-by-the-Sea. They aren't a strictly Italian restaurant, but I had one of the best pizzas of my life there! I also enjoyed visiting a used bookstore in Manchester-by-the-Sea that sold many vintage books, and one of my trip souvenirs was buying an interesting looking novel that was 100 years old!

     On the way out of Cape Ann, we stopped by the Northshore Mall. Northshore is the closest "good" shopping destination to my hometown... aka the closest mall that makes me feel like I'm in Charlotte! That's where the closest Nordstrom and Chick-Fil-A is to my house. It was on this shopping trip that I found this gorgeous (and super affordable!) purse, which I ended up writing a whole post on!

     xoxo Miss ALK



  1. So pretty! It looks like you and your mom had a great trip! I didn't realize they had Chick-fil-a in Maine, but I bet you love that!


  2. Tons of cute outfits and beautiful scenery!
    Looks like you had a fun little trip.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  3. Such a beautiful location! And you look gorgeous :) Glad you had a nice little vacation before heading to Europe!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass


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